Chart options

Chart options are the different charts that you can add to your notifications. By default, Smart Notification shows data in a table. However, when you create a notification, you can choose to have the notification show data in a chart format.

For example, if you chose to include Daily Sales by Department in your notification, you can choose the Line Chart option to have the daily sales information show graphically.

This provides an overview of the charting options available. For more detailed information, see the FusionCharts documentation at:

Basic Chart Types in Smart Notification

Smart Notification supports these types of charts:

Chart Type Description

Use this chart to compare the size of categories (for example, the amounts of fuel used by different power plants in a given year).

Bar charts can also show time series data when the number of time intervals is small. Bar charts are not useful for large data sets.

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Use this chart to convey approximate proportional relationships, or relative amounts, at a point in time. Or, you can use this chart to compare part of a whole at a given point in time. Pie charts cannot represent values beyond 100%.

Pie charts are not useful for exact comparisons or values because estimating angles is difficult. Also, pie charts are not useful for rank data.

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Use this chart to recognize correlations and co-variations between data elements. Line charts are also useful for displaying large amounts of data.

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Use this chart to indicate how, over time or any other dimension, a set of data adds up to a whole (cumulated) or which part of the whole each element represents (percentage).

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Use this chart to convey an overall impression of the relationship between two sets of data. Quadrant charts are scatter charts with two dimensions.

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Use this chart to display a bar chart for larger data sets. The bars are plotted horizontally and the chart can expand to accommodate a large amount of data.

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Using Charts

Here are ways on using Charts.

Browser display

FusionCharts renders in Flash or JavaScript. We recommend that you render FusionCharts in JavaScript. To automatically display the chart in JavaScript, uninstall or disable the Flash add-on on your browser.


When a chart is included as part of an email Notification, the end user does not see the chart within the email. The user must open the chart in a browser to view it. FusionCharts sends the chart as Flash or JavaScript rather than an image and the majority of email programs disable Flash/JavaScript functions.

Using parameters

The FusionCharts documentation site contains a list of parameters for each chart type. To view a these lists, navigate to the Chart XML API folder and select the chart type you are working with. You can also use the links in Basic Chart Options to locate the list of parameters.

You can add parameters during the Adding or Modifying Related Information step of the Notification Wizard. See Adding or modifying related information.

These are common parameters used with FusionCharts.

Enabling Exporting

Use this parameter to enable end users to save the image of the chart as a .jpeg, .png, or PDF file.


Set the parameter to 1 to enable exporting.

Using Pie Charts

Pie charts only supports one measure. You must select the measures you want in the chart.


Where measure is the name of the measure you want displayed in the chart. For example:


Using Measures

Your can use multiple measures for all charts other than pie charts. Use measures to identify only those measures you want to display in the chart.

Where measure is the name of the measure you want displayed in the chart. For example:




Use a semicolon (;) to separate each measure.